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NBC ISSUES LIMITED APOLOGY FOR NOT JOINING 9/11 SILENCE

September 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Steve Capus

NBC News President Steve Capus sent a note to network affiliates on Wednesday apologizing for not joining the other major networks in a moment of silence to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary. The New York Times quoted Capus as saying in the note, “Yesterday, we made an editorial call resulting in the September 11 moment of silence not being seen. While we dedicated a substantial amount of airtime to anniversary events, we still touched a nerve with many of your viewers…and for that we apologize.” Oddly, the apology went no further than the internal NBC affiliates loop. There was no mention in it of the network’s decision not to show President Obama and the first lady calling for the moment of silence, and no public apology was issued.